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Denver Post Highlight: Public Achievement Students Rally for DACA Rights (April 2018)

During the 2017-18 school year seven courageous 7th graders from Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, CO excercized their rights to talk about immigration status and DACA in school. Despite challenges they enacted a transformative community engagement project and rallied over a hundred members of their community to protect the federal...

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CU Boulder Public Achievement Coaches Bring K-12 Youth to Campus, Collaborate on Youth-Led Social Change Projects (October 2016)

CU Boulder Public Achievement coaches at Centaurus High School, where they work with students to address social justice issues. Over 100 middle and high school students from Boulder County joined 35 CU Boulder undergraduates on campus October 21, to tour the campus and participate in workshops with community and campus...

K-12 students from Boulder and Lafayette will present their year-long projects on the topics of immigration, youth homelessness, animal rights and more

K-12 students to present on campus about immigration, youth homelessness, animal rights (April 2016)

On April 19, K-12 students from Boulder and Lafayette will present their year-long projects on the topics of immigration, youth homelessness, animal rights and more. The presentation, which is a partnership between CU-Boulder's Public Achievement initiative and BVSD, was held at the Glenn Miller Ballroom, at the UMC. All faculty,...

Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project aims to prep teens for their own success July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

A group of low-income Lafayette teens are finding their voice this summer. The Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project and has started a discussion with 49 seventh- through 10th-grade students to hear what they think are their obstacles in the education system and to finding a career. The four-week project wrapped up...

Peer Empowerment

Paying it Forward in the Public Achievement Program

When Balkarn Singh Shahi looks back on his high school experience, one activity stands out – the University of Colorado Boulder’s Public Achievement program. As a student at Centaurus High School participating in the program, Shahi and peers responded to national public shootings by spearheading a public campaign to prevent...

Poverty awareness event Friday in Lafayette

April 21, 2015

Centaurus High School students, who participate in the University of Colorado-Boulder's Public Achievement program will host A Night on the Street, an outreach event to generate awareness about the prevalence of poverty in Boulder County, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at LaMont Does Park, 500 E. South Boulder Road...

Lafayette's 'Seeds of Justice' celebration honors Cesar Chavez

April 3, 2015

Lafayette's 11th annual "Seeds of Justice" celebration in honor of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez took place Friday at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, with support from the University of Colorado's Public Achievement program, the event was moved inside because of weather...

'Biggest march yet': Lafayette's MLK commemoration marks 10th anniversary

Jan. 19, 2015

LAFAYETTE — Ten years ago, Lafayette first- and second-graders at Pioneer Elementary proposed a march for peace on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, hundreds of community members marched through Old Town Lafayette on the event's 10th anniversary in a procession led by some of those same students. The march...

CU community, students, involved in peace march

Jan. 16, 2015

Unity was the theme at the City of Lafayette’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19. Monday’s march marked a decade of civic involvement from undergraduate leaders in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Public Achievement (PA) program as well as primary and secondary...

Speaking Out: Students Urge Not to Text and Drive

May 7, 2014

We are writing to encourage your readers to refrain from texting and driving. A significant and prevalent issue, texting and driving not only affects teenagers, but the community at-large. See More